Need is not an essential requirement for a sedan that can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds but for anyone that enjoys the thrill of being behind the wheel of a vehicle possessing pure power perhaps the track-ready, daily driving, 614 hp BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe is your ultimate sedan. With its standout design, this M8 Competition Gran Coupe may be the best performing and well-executed four-door on the market today.
The newest member of the M8 family, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe, and M8 Gran Coupe Competition are both great additions to the BMW lineup. We recommend that you go with the M8 Gran Coupe competition on that Saturday morning at the BMW dealer. With a starting price of $130,000 for the M8 Gran Coupe and $143,000 for the M8 Gran Coupe Competition the decision is about power, speed, and presence the Competition is so worth it.
The stunning M8 Gran Coupe Competition, with the sweeping lines of a coupe and a roofline to raise to a higher point above the front seats, provides increased headroom for both front and rear passengers. The roof then merges into the rear trunk lid with fin-like transitional lines to create the visual of a long and flowing body. The rear glass is mounted with an increased rake to increase the size of the trunk opening and also acts to form a fixed part of the body’s structure to increase torsional rigidity and reduce noise entering the cabin.
Inside, it is all just so special – the M leather steering wheel that includes M shift paddles and red M1 and M2 buttons which can be programmed with various engine, suspension, steering, xDrive, and braking system modes. A new design gear shift lever with red accents sits next to the red start/stop button in the center console. Exclusive M Sport seats with illuminated M badging below the headrest and seatbelts with highlight stitching in BMW Motorsport colors.
Once you hear Competition’s M Sport exhaust note and set your M Mode button on the center console that allows for the individual configuration of driver assistance settings, instrument cluster, and Heap-Up display settings you know you are about to drive the future today. If you choose the Track setting it allows for different information to be presented to the driver on the digital instrument screen and in the Head-Up display. To get the most out driving this impressive invention it might time to take, trip one of the two BMW Performance Center driving schools, either in Greer, SC, or Thermal, CA. M8 Gran Coupe Competition.
Photography: David Lewis Taylor.
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